concealed carry

NH Depatment of Safety Scraps Concealed Carry License Changes?

by Steve MacDonald October 1, 2014
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Can anyone confirm this news.…?  Susan, did the Earl of Sweeney ever get back to you? CONCORD, N.H. – New Hampshire’s Department of Public Safety has scrapped a revised concealed gun license application following complaints from gun rights groups. The state made changes to the application form in August. Three questions were added asking whether […]

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Women Avoids Abduction With Loaded Handgun

by Steve MacDonald August 30, 2014
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In 2004 Ohio began issuing Concealed Carry permits.  In 2012 they issued 76,810 permits.  In 2013 that number rose to 145,342 (which includes renewals). Then there’s this story… An Ohio woman who is licensed to carry a gun but had only recently started carrying one for protection put it to good use earlier this week. […]

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Because It Is Easier For Dartmouth Security to Disarm Suspects?

by Steve MacDonald August 13, 2014
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I first picked up the story of 20 year old Dartmouth College Student Taylor Woolrich, when Susan Olsen posted a link from the UK Daily Mail on Facebook.   The issue was that of a college student with a stalker who had requested the right to carry concealed on campus for her own safety, but had […]

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Democrats Would Rather He Was Robbed and Stabbed to Death

by Steve MacDonald July 18, 2014
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There are stories like this almost evey day… According to the Orlando Sentinel, witnesses say Thomas Thorpe “attacked Donald Sacco and attempted to steal his bag as the man screamed, ‘I don’t have any money, leave me alone.’” They said Sacco tried to use his cane to ward Thorpe off as he stabbed “several times” […]

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GrokTALK! May 31st 2014 with Warner Todd Huston

by Steve MacDonald June 3, 2014
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Warner Todd Huston (Breitbart.com) joins us to explore the finer details of a post he wrote about concealed carry:  “.. if you are a concealed carry holder you should ignore these attempts to curtail your rights. If you are legally armed, feel absolutely free to enter and patronize those stores with your firearm no matter […]

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Concealed Carry Weapons Laws Lower Murder Rates

by Steve MacDonald April 7, 2014
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 c/o John Hinderaker at Powerline. Economist Mark Gius has a new study in the journal Applied Economics Letters that bears on the gun control debate. Gius finds that permissive concealed carry laws (generally, “shall issue”) result in a lower rate of homicide involving firearms. Conversely, state-level assault weapons bans have no statistically significant effect on […]

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Goin’ Down In Georgia – Gun Restrictions Squashed!

by Mike March 25, 2014

Just Peachy! Lawmakers in Georgia ALMOST scored a bullseye by striking down many restrictions on gun use, licensing, concealed carry, and self defense. Both Hose and Senate passed a sweeping reform bill, HB60 by almost 2:1 margins, sending it to Governor Nathan Deal’s desk for almost certain signature. Here’s the list of changes – but […]

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9th Circuit – CA Concealed Weapons Rules Violate Second Amendment Right to Bear Arms

by Steve MacDonald February 13, 2014
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Yahoo! News SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A divided federal appeals court has struck down California’s concealed weapons rules, saying they violate the Second Amendment right to bear arms. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday that California is wrong to require applicants to show good cause to receive a permit to carry a […]

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Officials In Illinois Unhappy With “No Guns Allowed” Signs.

by Steve MacDonald February 5, 2014
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There’s no pleasing some people. “…in compliance with state law (House Bill 0183), schools, churches, government agencies and liquor stores statewide will be posting 4-by-6-inch stickers reminding the public, particularly those with a concealed-carry license, that there are limits on where a gun can be carried.” School officials are unhappy because the required ‘No Gun […]

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Data Point – who is likelier to kill you: police or concealed carry holder?

by Skip October 8, 2013

“Florida was chosen to represent CCW permit holders, because accurate numbers of permits were obtainable from the Florida Department of Agriculture. Florida has the highest total of CCW permits of all the states, and the number of resident concealed carry permits in Florida is reasonably close to the number of sworn state and local peace […]

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Constitutional Carry “Clarification”

by Steve MacDonald August 20, 2013
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Last week in a post titled “It’s kind of like Constitutional Carry” I reported an observation from that weeks GrokTalk! in which Evan Nappen noted: the New Hampshire State Supreme Court Ruling (On what the definition of a loaded gun is in RSA 159:4) got us closer to Constitutional carry. My actual words were, “…we […]

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Things are not always what they seem…

by Skip April 23, 2013

Concealed – should always have to make the other think… (H/T: New Hampshire Concealed Carry on Facebook)

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A pretty girl with a padded brassiere…

by Tim Condon April 12, 2013

Every woman should have one!

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If it Only Saves One Life…

by Steve MacDonald March 15, 2013

Wisconsin recently passed concealed carry.  It probably just saved a woman’s life.

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Not a blankety-blank thing!

by Susan Olsen January 19, 2013
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“Trained experts with guns.” I dissent.

by Tim Condon January 2, 2013

There’s an email going around about a foiled mass-killing in San Antonio that occurred a few days after the Sandy Hook massacre. There’s something about it I don’t like….

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Legal open carrying of firearms by citizens…

by Tim Condon December 26, 2012

…became the law in Oklahoma on November 1, 2012. World doesn’t end. (Note: Open carry has always been legal in New Hampshire; it is guaranteed by the New Hampshire State Constitution. You can read about that from 2nd Amendment hero Sam Cohen of Pro-Gun New Hampshire HERE.)

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Mass shootings can be and have been stopped in the past…

by Tim Condon December 20, 2012

How? Ann Coulter explains how HERE. Basically, all that is needed is…

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Before We Get Too Deep Into The National Discussion on Rape

by Steve MacDonald August 21, 2012

Note to the Democrat Party. One of the best ways to reduce violent crimes (like rape) is to support a well trained and lawfully armed populace.  Add concealed carry and now you have a populace that is unaware as to who among them is well trained and well armed.  In every instance, this reduces the […]

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Batman, culture, guns….freedom vs safety / security…..Second Amendment vs “Responsible” – Part 2 on concealed carry doodling

by Skip July 22, 2012

The Lakes Region Porcupines meet at the New Hong Kong Buffet in Belmont, NH every third Saturday of the month, and this Saturday ONE of the big topics was the despicable act by a brilliant but sick, demented, mentally ill person.  Now, these folks  are rather Libertarian to full bore Libertarians (heh!  I seem to […]

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Armed People Present? More Safety for All.

by Tim Condon July 21, 2012

In the wake of the mass murder tragedy at an Aurora, Colorado movie theater yesterday—and the immediate effort of the Mainstream Media to link it to the Tea Party movement—it is worth remembering that More Guns Means Less Crime. For instance, when a would-be mass murderer shot his way into a packed church in Colorado […]

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Second Amendment humor, courtesy of the Concord Monitor!

by Tim Condon May 10, 2012

This is so funny!  What appears below is a column from today’s New Hampshire government-newspaper, the Concord Monitor. I glanced at the top of the top of the column and though “Hey, great! My friend—the excellent Rep. JR Hoell—has written an interesting piece about 2nd Amendment concealed carry for everyone!” So I happily read the […]

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